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A Quote by Seth Godin on marketing, ideavirus, ideas, consumers, and networks

Marketing by interrupting people isn't cost-effective anymore. You can't afford to seek out people and send them unwanted marketing messages, in large groups, and hope that some will send you money.

Instead, the future belongs to the marketers who establish a foundation and process where interested people can market to each other. Ignite consumer networks and then get out of the way and let them talk.

Seth Godin

Source: Unleashing the Ideavirus, Pages: 15

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A Quote by Robert I. Sutton on viagra, minoxidil, rogaine, drugs, accidents, serendipity, pfizer, upjohn, failure, success, and ideas

The process of finding new uses for old things is not always intentional. Accidental discoveries sometimes enable firms to serve unexpected customers. Viagra and Minoxidil are examples of such happy accidents. The discovery that Viaga usage was associated with penile erections in some men was initially given little attention by researchers from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals when this "side effect" was first noted in clinical trails. The drug was originally developed to be a treatment for hypertension, and after that failed, it was tested as a treatment for angina. Once again the drug failed. But this time Pfizer researchers followed up on the side effect from their earlier study. They ran clinical trials of Viagra as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, which led them to discover a new application for this existing drug. Similarly, Minoxidil was originally sold in tablet form as a treatment for high blood pressure. A side effect of this medicine was unwanted hair growth. So researchers from Upjohn started examining if it could be applied to the scalp to increase hair growth in balding men. Significant growth was observed in more than half the subjects who used it, and Minoxidil is now marketed in the United States by Upjohn as Rogaine. Researchers at both Pfizer and Upjohn didn't anticipate these side effects, but both groups were creative because they were observant and persistent enough to find new use for an existing medication. In the right hands, nothing succeeds like failure.

Robert Sutton

Source: Weird Ideas That Work: 11 1/2 Practices for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation, Pages: 28

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Charles Bower on ideas, innovation, change, and vision

  A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow. When innovations are in the exploration stage, they need a champion to take them through the rest of the developmental stages. Otherwise the bureaucracy, politics, and people who can only see the fledgling and potential innovation through today's glasses will smother it or let it quietly die from malnourishment.

Charles Bower

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A Quote by Ching Ning Chu on acquire, courage, believe in yourself, taught, radical ideas, radical, ideas, individuals, hearts, minds, true, accept, and common beliefs

Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day.

Ching Ning Chu

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A Quote by Max Planck on science, paradigm shifts, and ideas

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred Korzybski on metaphysics, words, ideas, and epistomolgy

I want to make clear only that words are not the things spoken about, and that there is no such thing as an object in absolute isolation.'

Alfred Korzybski (1879 - 1950)

Source: Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics (International Non-Aristotelian Library), Pages: 50

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A Quote by Joey Reiman on manifesting, thought, ideas, and imagination

"In my early life my mother tried to create a nurturing environment in which my mind could play. Her big rule was "Never lose in your imagination." She told me that thoughts were things and that I would become the thing I thought of most. This kind of empowerment is crucial to creative thinking."

Joey Reiman

Source: Thinking for a Living: Creating Ideas That Revitalize Your Business, Career, and Life, Pages: 141

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A Quote by Joey Reiman on net worth, ideas, creativity, and wealth

"The people who ignite our imaginations in the next century will become the idea barons. Gray matter will be their real estate, and their net worth will be determined by what grows out of it."

Joey Reiman

Source: Thinking for a Living: Creating Ideas That Revitalize Your Business, Career, and Life, Pages: 48

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on lies, entrepreneurs, ideas, market, venture capitalists, arrogance, and mac

“No one can do what we're doing.” If there's anything worse than the lack of a market and cluelessness, it's arrogance. No one else can do this until the first company does it, and ten others spring up in the next ninety days. Let's see, no one else ran a sub four-minute mile after Roger Bannister. (It took only a month before John Landy did). The world is a big place. There are lots of smart people in it. Entrepreneurs are kidding themselves if they think they have any kind of monopoly on knowledge. And, sure as I'm a Macintosh user, on the same day that an entrepreneur tells this lie, the venture capitalist will have met with another company that's doing the same thing.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Blog: Signum sine tinnitu--by Guy Kawasaki : The Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on lies, entrepreneurs, ideas, market, and venture capitalists

“(Big name research firm) says our market will be $50 billion in 2010.” Every entrepreneur has a few slides about how the market potential for his segment is tens of billions. It doesn't matter if the product is bar mitzah planning software or 802.11 chip sets. Venture capitalists don't believe this type of forecast because it's the fifth one of this magnitude that they've heard that day. Entrepreneurs would do themselves a favor by simply removing any reference to market size estimates from consulting firms.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Blog: Signum sine tinnitu--by Guy Kawasaki : The Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs

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